With Halloween just around the corner, It’s the perfect time to check out your local pumpkin patch and bring home a few to turn into jack-o’-lanterns! But where should you go to get your spooky gourds?
Right here in Rancho Cucamonga, there’s one of Cali’s largest and best-reviewed spots, Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch. Not only does Miller’s patch have thousands of locally-grown pumpkins, there are bouncy houses, slides, and obstacle courses. Miller’s patch is a one-stop-shop for kids’ Halloween fun. In addition to the sideshow attractions and rides, there’s something for adults too. Stu’s hosts fundraising events for local charities, churches, schools, etc. Also has a locations: Eastvale, Santa Clarita, Hesperia, Lancaster, Murrieta, San Marcos, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks.
Venegas Family Farms in Ontario! According to reviews, they have the best pumpkins in town and is one of the rare pumpkin patches that is dog friendly! Their site says “We are your local source for reasonably priced, responsibly grown pumpkins. At our patch, we promote wholesome family fun that won’t break the bank.”
Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Fest Huge pumpkin patch with $5 any pumpkin! This patch also has a petting farm, hay rides, pony rides and a large corn maze! Some good ol’ family fun!
Enchanted Country Pumpkins in San Dimas also features inflatable rides, fun fair games, and a petting zoo. Also, they have a shop with Halloween decor and costumes galore, so you can get the rest of your Halloween shopping out of the way after you’ve picked out your pumpkins. Enchanted Country is just a short distance from La Verne and Claremont as well, although Claremont is just as close to Stu Miller’s patch.
The Pumpkin Factory, which features a giant corn maze instead of the typical Halloween hay-bale maze. The maze has over 12,000 feet of walkable paths, and includes puzzles the wanderer must figure out. Any “Maze Masters” who make it through receive a prize. In addition to the rides and slides the other pumpkin patches offer, The Pumpkin Factory has a bungee jumping attraction!
Wherever you decide to go this year for your pumpkins (and why only stop at one patch?) you can be sure there’s more than just pumpkins in store for you. With too many rides and attractions to count, the whole family will be pleased as punch – or, let’s say, “as a pumpkin.”